Soraida, une femme de Palestine

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: December 17, 2004

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Cast: Soraida Abed Hussein


Soraida is a Palestinian woman who lives in Ramallah, in the occupied territories. In her neighborhood, the women do not all wear veils, the men do not rattle off empty political slogans, and the young people do not have bombs strapped to their belts. Life goes on despite the curfews and checkpoints that confine the people in a barless cage.

Soraida invites us into her world, and that of her family and neighbors. Through their simple, everyday actions, we discover the worst thing about living under a state of siege: the loss of control over one's own life.

In this vibrant plea against the occupation, Soraida shares her reflections on life in Palestine and her refusal to give in to the hate and violence.

Director: Tahani Rached
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Yves Bisaillon
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